Author Topic: Garmin 800  (Read 781 times)

Garmin 800
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:25:13 pm »
My much hated Garmin has decided to lose a number of tracks, which appear as 0kB in the Activities. These include some records that I had uploaded to Strava, so their reduction to zero has been subsequent to creation. But this week's hilly ride has disappeared without any obvious trace.
Before I throw it a long way away, is their anything I can do, either to recover the lost records, or to reset Garmin to start anew, presumably losing whatever should have been there? i.e. Do a reset.
I am trying to steel myself to buy a Wahoo Roam, but I would rather not do that for a month or so.

Phil W

Re: Garmin 800
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 10:53:48 am »
My Edge 500 used to sometimes tack one days ride onto a previous days fit file. I sometimes found tmp fit fragments if browsing GPS on PC. So possible places to look but be prepared to shout f*ck once more.


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Re: Garmin 800
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 02:44:43 pm »
My 2 edge 800s have done this, and every time it has been when I have connected it to an Android device via USB-OTG and its tried to draw power from the Android device.

My tablet refuses it, and complains about a High Power USB device. The phone accepts it, but seems to corrupt the filesystem more often than not.

Perhaps a USB-OTG cable with external power provision might work better.